Pupils from across Caerphilly County Borough have been rewarded for helping to recycle thousands of copies of Yellow Pages directories.
In total, 50 local schools took part and collected a 2,597 directories for recycling. This year the prize money amounted to £2,350 and was shared among 19 winners in three categories based on school size.
Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Yellow Pages launched the popular annual recycling scheme back in December.
Derwendeg Primary School in Cefn Hengoed scooped the top award and £500 prize money. Headteacher Lorraine Hunter was delighted and said: “I’d like to congratulate all the pupils, parents and staff at the school for this fantastic achievement.
“Derwendeg pride itself on being a sustainable school community and this is one of many schemes that we take part in to help improve our living environment.”
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, cabinet member for the environment, said: “I’d like to thank all the schools who took part in this year’s competition for making it such a big success. The event teaches children important lessons about sustainability in a fun and engaging way and we hope they will catch the recycling bug and continue with their green efforts in the future.”